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House GOP Prepares Fast-Track for Keystone XL

House GOP Prepares Fast-Track for Keystone XL
This month, the Republican-dominated House of Representatives will vote on, and likely approve, a measure that bypasses White House approval of the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline, fast-tracking construction of the controversial project.
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Al Franken Equates Climate Change to Cheetos

Sen. Al Franken says you wouldn't trust a doctor that's being paid by "big snack food" to give you advice if 98 out of 100 doctors were telling you something different. He says that's the same logic you should use with climate change where the vast majority of scientists say climate change is real and we need to do something.
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Basic Details of Exxon Pipeline Spill Remain Unknown to Public

Basic Details of Exxon Pipeline Spill Remain Unknown to Public
Roughly four weeks after the spill took place, many basic details are still unknown to the public. Questions include what exactly caused the spill, how big was the spill exactly, and how long did it take for emergency responders to react to the spill, to name a few.
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America's National Parks Threatened by Fracking

America's National Parks Threatened by Fracking
Teddy Roosevelt must be rolling over in his grave. Elkhorn Ranch, where the great Republican conservationist sat on his porch overlooking the Little Missouri River and conceived his then-progressive theories of conservation, is at risk of being despoiled by fracking.
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President Obama Slams Climate Deniers on Twitter

President Obama Slams Climate Deniers on Twitter
You don't see this every day. President Barack Obama used Twitter on Thursday to call out climate deniers in Congress who are blocking political action to address climate change.
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The Carbon Bubble: Are We Exploring for Fossil Fuels We Won't Need?

The Carbon Bubble: Are We Exploring for Fossil Fuels We Won't Need?
Despite an international agreement to reduce emissions from carbon-intensive sources, oil and coal companies continue to pour hundreds of billions of dollars a year into finding new fossil fuel deposits containing enough carbon to more than double global climate pollution emissions.
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Arch Coal Wants Permission to Blow Up WV Mountain

Arch Coal Wants Permission to Blow Up WV Mountain
A subsidiary of Arch Coal of St. Louis, Missouri, wants permission to dump nearly three billion cubic feet of dirt into local headwater streams after blowing up a mountain in West Virginia. The object is to extract coal from a project known as the Spruce No. 1 Surface Mine.
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Enbridge Pipeline Spills Crude Oil in MN

Enbridge Pipeline Spills Crude Oil in MN
An estimated 600 gallons of crude oil has leaked on a 57-year-old Enbridge pipeline the company was ordered to cut pressure on back in October due to concerns over cracks. The spill occured at a pump station near Viking, Minnesota.
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EPA Slams State Department's Keystone XL Assessment as 'Insufficient'

EPA Slams State Department's Keystone XL Assessment as 'Insufficient'
The EPA submitted a letter faulting the State Department’s environmental review of the Keystone XL pipeline for being “insufficient” and raising “Environmental Objections” to the project.
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The Pitfalls of Fracking in PA

The Pitfalls of Fracking in PA
Pennsylvania is the only state producing anthracite coal, and is fifth in the nation in production of all coal, behind Wyoming, Kentucky, West Virginia, and Texas.
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